Sal Sabila: Toronto Centre

Sal Sabila: Toronto Centre

Sal Sabila is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto, majoring in Mathematics. Sal’s strong essence of making a difference has led her to founding her first not-for profit organization called Youth Gravity at the age of 16; aimed towards providing necessary resources to young leaders to thrive in their own communities through accomplishing projects they are passionate about. She is also the National Alumni Ambassador for Pathways to Education Canada, an organization aimed towards promoting education in underprivileged communities while working towards breaking the cycle of poverty and gang-violence. She has also worked with the Ontario Lung Association towards creating a smoke-free Ontario. Witnessing the huge gap of women’s participation in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields, Sal was motivated to build a supportive, educational platform to connect young, especially racialized new immigrant women with women who are working in STEM fields, which led her to start her second initiative called SHE (STEM Her with Equity). Sal hopes to pursue a career in teaching where she hopes to impact her students’ lives and inspire them to be the best versions of themselves and embrace their different walks of life. Through her advocacy against gender inequality, mental health stigmas, and social polarization, Sal hopes to assist millions of students across Canada to feel supported and know that their ideas are worth hearing and together, we can gravitate towards positivity.